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In Plesk, where do I find the root username and password for SSH?

Thanks in advance,


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closed as off-topic by HopelessN00b Jan 14 '15 at 5:14

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This question appears to be off-topic because it is about working with a service provider's management interface, such as cPanel. – HopelessN00b Jan 14 '15 at 5:14

Plesk doesn't touch the root user. When it's installed it creates the admin user for it's own user. You might be able to run sudo su - as admin or another user and reset the root password that way. Otherwise, you'll have to use a recovery CD and reset the root password that way.

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I think the default admin user name is called admin and the password can be found in this path:

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That is the password used for the Plesk Control Panel. I certainly don't believe it uses this file for SSH. – The NinjaSysadmin Jan 12 '11 at 9:24
The admin user exists in /etc/password and /etc/shadow as well, however Plesk keeps it in plain text in /etc/psa/.psa.shadow as it's used for connecting to mysql as well. – Niall Donegan Jan 12 '11 at 9:35

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